Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and there’s nothing Sammie loves more than giving back to the community. Take a look at some of the ways Sammie and our generous families worked together to put our core values (Family First, Integrity, Passionate, Extraordinary Results and Seal-A-Bration)into action and gave back in 2017!
Our team offers free, child friendly water safety presentations for many preschools, elementary schools, and parent groups in the area. These presentations feature lessons from our Swim Safe Little Seals story book which are taught in a fun and easy setting for young children. We also offer adult Water Safety Presentations to provide parents with resources necessary to keep their children safer in and around water.
Seal Swim School often donates gift baskets for fundraisers and sponsors events supporting our local schools and charities. This past year, Sammie participated in and/or sponsored the Land O’ Lakes Music Festival 2017, Lutz Prep 5K Fundraiser, LPE Sinkhole Family Day Fundraiser, 2nd Annual Summer Camp Expo, Tampa Bay Kids Fest, and many more!
Every year, Seal Swim School runs a pumpkin patch and sells pumpkins out of each of our locations. A percentage of the proceeds from these pumpkin sales go towards supporting our Special Needs Program. This program ensures that all of our special needs students receive the specialized attention they deserve at prices that they can afford.
Seal Swim School organizes a Free Family Fun Festival every year and the whole community is invited to participate. Admission into this event is free and we have various activities for children of all ages: face painting, bounce house, food, arts and crafts, pumpkin painting, pictures with Sammie, and of course our family friendly pumpkin patch.
This year, all of our team participated in a friendly competition to see who could collect the most nonperishable food items to donate to families in need during Thanksgiving. Our team and Seal Swim School families worked together and collected over eight shopping carts full of food!
Sammie’s Giving Tree benefits local families who are struggling during the holidays. This year, we provided gifts for 36 families and 70 children! Thanks to your generosity, our team was able to give each of these families enough gifts to make this year’s holidays merry and bright!